Have I been brainwashed by SYTTD? Belt POLL!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Belt or No Belt?
    Say Yes to the Belt : (101 votes)
    86 %
    Oh nooo girl, not that belt : (17 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I hadn’t thought of belts as a trend… but I suppose they could be something that one day is looked back upon as an ‘early 2000s’ look.   Personally I think they usually look great!  Unless there’s already a lot going on with the dress to begin with.

    Post # 3
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I prefer your dress with a belt, personally.

    Post # 3
    1499 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like a belt with this dress, I think it adds a nice touch of bling!

    Post # 5
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    i think i tried on this very same dress! is it a vera wang? either way, i tried on with the belt – it was a bit more floral than bling but i felt the belt added a nice extra element as drew eyes to the waist – my fav part on my body as opposed to the bottom of the dress. i like the belt on you better.

    Post # 6
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    That dress looks awesome with a belt.  Do it.

    IMO, belts are definetly a trend in that 10 years ago we didn’t see people adding belts and now it’s common.  It started off with ribon belts that were often wrapped multipul times, then to belts with fabric flowers (often purchased off etsy) and has progressed to the blingy belts we have now.

    That said, I think belts are here to stay.  It’s true that they often just make a dress look better, and since form fitting dresses without a defined waist/skirt (like a ballgown would have) are so popular, they tend to look gerat.  I don’t think a belt like that will ever be a trend you’ll regret participating in.

    Post # 8
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’m surprised that belts can be considered a trend. I think some dresses on certain body types look best with a belt, and some look better without a belt. I have noticed that belts are thrown on just-because every so often, and but chalk that up to salons trying to up sell. 

    For your dress, I really like the look with a belt.

    Post # 9
    10837 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    waterbaby: That belt makes your dress sing! I know what you mean some dresses don’t suit a belt but yours sure does!

    Post # 10
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    It’s funny, I tried on this dress and thought the same thing! I love this dress (not sure if it’s a yes yet though) and the belt itself is goooorgeous but I’m SHORT and I feel like the belt cuts me in half making me look shorter. But you seem to be taller (or maybe just thinner?) and I have to say, on you I think the belt looks amazing!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  PinkStripes.
    Post # 11
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    waterbaby:  I think you look great both ways, but I wonder what it would look like if you did the dress without a belt but added a statement blingy necklace and amazing earrings (even a headpiece)?

    Maybe something like this? http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nina-mulberry-crystal-frontal-necklace/3419448?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1600&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-3_6_C 

    or http://www.hautebride.com/product/n224/

    (huge link, sorry)

    I think there is something to be said for letting the dress stand on its own (it’s beautiful!) and drawing attention up to your beautiful face. I feel like sometimes belts draw attention down from where it should be.  

    Also, by adding a belt you have two horizontal lines in the dress, which I think can work against some brides. 

    You have an amazing body and the dress is beautiful both ways, really. Just my little .02. 

    Post # 12
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014


    waterbaby:  I actually always think that silhouette looks better without a belt. Dunno why. Looks good either way though.

    Post # 13
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m not really a fan of belts on dresses where the belt cuts you into 3 peices. I think you should always only have a top and a bottom… on your dress with the belt you have the top, the middle and hte skirt. I think it just looks too choppy.

    Post # 14
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    waterbaby:  i think belts are great, as long as they are understated like that one. i hate ginormous supersashes that i see on dresses sometimes. the one you have chosen is great and looks great with your dress! adds just enough sparkle without distracting.

    Post # 15
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    waterbaby:  I love the belts on wedding dresses, so I say go for it!  It’s funny, whenever I watch SYTTD, I find myself thinkin “it needs a sash or a belt!”.  I agree that it completes the look on a dress.

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